John 8:47

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that is of God, heareth Gods words: ye therefore heare them not, because ye are not of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear {them,} because you are not of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear `them' not, because ye are not of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is a child of God gives ear to the words of God: your ears are not open to them because you are not from God.
- Basic English Bible

He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
- Darby Bible

He that is of God, heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
- Webster's Bible

He who is a child of God listens to God's words. You do not listen to them: and why? It is because you are not God's children."
- Weymouth Bible

He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
- World English Bible

He that is of God, herith the wordis of God; therfor ye heren not, for ye ben not of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:47


8:47 He that is of God - That either loves or fears him, heareth - With joy and reverence, God's words - Which I preach.


Discussion for John 8

  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....
  • Irene123
    Mari; You made my day! You really did. I was wondering about you, why I hadn't seen you. Are you alright? All Glory be to the Lord and our God JESUS!!! Jn.20:28
  • Mari
    Irene, its like a bible study for me w the many verses you put up. I write them down
  • Irene123
    Levell - Lk. 23:47 - even the centurion, who helped crucify Jesus, said, " ... certainly this was a righteous man." Jesus' words, that he did nothing of Himself referred to His flesh man; but as His Father taught Him, He (Jesus) did those things. It's the same with us; when we have God's spirit in us (Acts 2:38) it's HIS spirit that does the works, speaks the words of wisdom from His word.

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